What people say about the Red House restaurant
The Rauða Húsið restaurant has the best seafood around, but don’t just take our word for it
Lobster cooked to melt-in-your-mouth perfection
Located in a roomy, red building at Eyrarbakki, a small historic fishing village on the south-coast of Iceland, the restaurant Rauða húsið (The Red House) is a friendly place definitely worth visiting… Cooked to a melt-in-your-mouth perfection, served with salad, lemon slices and garlic butter, just as simple as a lobster dish should be in my view, it made me wonder why on earth I hadn’t visited this place long before… As if the aforementioned food wasn’t enough, there was still some room for the sweet stuff. The Lava of Þjórsá was the most tempting dessert. A warm chocolate cake with ice-cream and fruit, together with a cup of coffee, provided the perfect ending to an outstanding meal. The excellent service and friendly atmosphere made the stay even more pleasant…
Rauða Húsið: A Paradise for Seafood Lovers
What is better than a delicious lunch on your journey to the South-Eastern part of Iceland or a seafood dinner on your way back to Reykjavik? The Rauda Husid restaurant is renowned for its delicious seafood dishes, not least the fresh lobster! You could even take a special day-trip from Reykjavík to Eyrarbakki. You wouldn’t be sorry!
Iceland is a paradise for seafood lovers and the Rauda Husid restaurant is the Mecca of delicious fresh seafood dishes…The restaurant is located in a beautiful red house in the ‘lobster village’ of Eyrarbakki on the south coast of Iceland. Eyrarbakki used to be the most important trading centre in Iceland in the old days with the ships coming into harbour during spring. The restaurant is located in a house almost 100 years old in the centre of the village. It is a house with a history – you’ll notice the age from the old wooden floorboards and the interior style. It is a genuinely cosy place to sit down and imagine how life in Iceland used to be in the beginning of the 19th century.
Eat At The Source: Dine on Delicious Langoustines at Eyrarbakki’s Rauða húsið
A visit to Iceland is not complete without a visit to the birthplace of the Icelandic lobster industry. Here, you can indulge in a feast of the finest Icelandic seafood at the Rauða húsið (Red House) restaurant, found in the picturesque seaside village of Eyrarbakki. In thisbeautiful red house, a short drive from Reykjavik, langoustines are served in a charming atmosphere amidst a rich and well-preserved history… Serving a variety of delicious fish and meat dishes, the restaurant’s cuisine is a mix of international and Icelandic foods, all featuring local ingredients. Enjoy a walk around the village either before or after a meal at the Rauða húsið… The walk could continue along the beautiful black beaches only few minutes away from the village. A relaxing stroll by the water makes the visit complete.
A leisurely, classy dinner at the Red House
Settle in for a leisurely, classy dinner at “The Red House,” a respected Eyrarbakki institution with local history lessons on the menu. The house special fish soup — creamy yet delicate with plenty of vegetables — can be ordered as a main course, but you’ll probably want to vary your meal and make it an appetizer. For a main course, try a “fish duet” or beef tenderloin with Madeira glaze. Dessert should not be missed. Afterward, retire to the cellar pub decorated with wooden casks.
Plenty of meat!
Even though it was a busy holiday weekend we were quickly seated by one of the efficient team of young waitresses. Starters – what’s it to be? I avoided an invidious choice by having the starter selection – a taste of lobster soup (very rich), tempura langoustine tails and chicken liver pate. A bottle of cold Thule beer from the northern town of Akureyri washed it down very nicely. The lobster here seem to grow rather smaller than the ones we see from Maine – perhaps better described as large langoustine. One never sees the front part of the creature at all – it’s just the tails that appear. The local Icelandic style is to split the tail shell and draw the meat over the shell – which is then grilled. It looks a little odd at first sight, but is very effective! We both opted for a large plate, served with garlic butter on chopped lettuce – this worked very well indeed, with the hot butter wilting the lettuce and making a nice yet rich background to the lobster tails. And as we had 9 or 10 each, that’s plenty of meat!
A restaurant to enjoy wonderful food and great environment
If you are looking for a restaurant to enjoy wonderful food and great environment you should visit “Rauða húsið” in the historical town of Eyrarbakki. It is located in a building built by Guðmunda Nilsen 1919 as a retail shop. The historical and relaxing atmosphere in Rauda húsið welcomes you to enjoy excellent food, such as delicious lobster, seafood, lamb and other dishes, along with good wine and personal service.
An Experience You Won’t Forget
Rauda Husid (The Red House) is a restaurant in a historical house situated in Eyrarbakki, a beautiful little seaside town on the south coast of Iceland…Icelanders were late to indulge themselves in luxury food like langoustine, since langoustine fishing started relatively late in Iceland. That has certainly changed. Today langoustine is the main attraction when it comes to fine dining in Iceland. Rauda Husid offers a wide variety of langoustine dishes and other Icelandic delicacies… Spend a beautiful day in Eyrarbakki and dine at this lovely restaurant. It’s an experience you won‘t forget.
Mouthwatering meat and fish courses
With a population of about 570 people, Eyrarbakki is a peaceful place where you’ll see many wonderful old houses and meet the nicest people. Rauda Husid offers a wide variety of lobster dishes and other Icelandic delicacies. The a la carte menu is simple and sufficient, consisting of starters, main courses and desserts. Starters such as the grilled langoustine in garlic butter and the beef carpaccio with ruccola and parmesan are tasty appetizers for the main course. On the main course menu are mouthwatering meat and fish courses, such as the oven baked bacalao in olive and tomatconasse, and the fillet of lamb or beef tenderloin with potatoes and demi glaze. Desserts like the warm chocolate cake with a running center and the Icelandic chef style skyr will throw you over the edge, without a doubt.
The lobsters. Oh the lobsters… probably the sweetest, most succulent ones I’ve ever had!
Inside is very cozy and has such a homey and romantic feel to it. Save for a group of people in a separate function room, we were the only ones there as it was a rainy night. A cold rainy night + seafood + good company , we were off to a marvelous start! It was a 3-course dinner of fresh bread with spreads as entree, and a plate of lobsters with salad for mains, and belgian waffles with ice cream for dessert. The lobsters. Oh the lobsters. They are a smaller breed, these Icelandic lobsters. But probably the sweetest, most succulent ones I’ve ever had! It was the most wonderful dinner, my favourite meal in Iceland so far.
One of Iceland’s most renowned seafood restaurants
Rauda husid is one of Iceland’s most renowned seafood restaurants especially famous for its lobster dinner, located 60 km from Reykjavik surrounded by the pitch-black Icelandic winter night.
The seafood is great
I cannot pronounce the name of this establishment. But it’s situated in a converted house, it’s pretty much the only game in the (very small) town for fine dining, and the seafood is great. I had a delicious (and filling) seafood soup. My friends also enjoyed their meals. Service was fine and consisted mainly of one slightly harried but very polite server. Good food can be surprisingly hard to find in Iceland, especially during the off season, so this restaurant is recommended.
A peaceful place where you’ll see many wonderful old houses and meet the nicest people
Rauda Husid (The Red House) is a restaurant in a historical house situated in Eyrarbakki, a beautiful little fishing-town on the south coast of Iceland. With a population of about 570 people, Eyrarbakki is a peaceful place where you‘ll see many wonderful old houses and meet the nicest people…